Chickadee toby jug produced by Big Sky Carvers of Manhattan Mountain, Montana, circa 2002. The chickadees are a group of North American birds in the family Paridae. Species found in North America are referred to as chickadees; species found elsewhere in the world are called tits. They are small-sized birds overall, usually having the crown of the head and throat patch distinctly darker than the body. Their name reputedly comes from the fact that their calls make a distinctive "chick-a-dee-dee-dee", though their normal call is actually "fee-bee," and the "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" call is an alarm call. A tree branch forms the handle of the jug.
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